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As a defensive back for Texas State, freshman Kevin Anderson is starting on strong footing based on his high school pedigree.

At Lewisville High School, Anderson earned ratings as a three-star safety by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com, according to his college bio. Dave Campbell’s Football Magazine listed the 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pounder as a top 30 defensive back recruit. Additionally, he ranked 117th nationwide as a safety and as the state’s 174th prospect, according to 247Sports.com.

Under coach Michael Odle, Anderson was named All-District 6-6A first team during his senior year and was selected All-Area second team by starlocalmedia.com as a junior. Proficient in track and field as well as football, Anderson showed versatility in the 200 meters and 4×100-meter relay for Lewisville.

This fallr, Anderson is one of three freshmen mentioned by secondary coach Brett Dewhurst in an article on the Texas State athletics website. Anderson is part of a group of new and returning players Dewhurst is training to “build depth” through cross-training in different positions.